Biography

I am a PhD student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program studying Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. I’m pursuing the development of a multi-robot system that can autonomously explore and build semantic maps of environments where communication is limited, such as the oceans. My co-supervisors are Dr. Yogesh Girdhar (WHOI) and Dr. Jonathan How (MIT).

Interests

  • Online Active Learning
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Deep Semantic Representations
  • Bayesian Modelling and Inference

Education

  • PhD in Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, 2023 (Expected)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • SM in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2020

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (5.0/5.0 CGPA)

  • BASc in Engineering Science - Robotics, 2018

    University of Toronto (3.83/4.0 CGPA)

Recent & Upcoming Talks

ICRA 2020 Presentation: Active Reward Learning for Co-Robotic Vision Based Exploration

We present a novel POMDP problem formulation for a robot that must autonomously decide where to go tocollect new and scientifically relevant images given a limited ability to …

The Importance of Deep Learning in Robotics Research

Deep learning will play an invaluable role in advancing nearly every field of robotics research.

Recent Publications

Projects

Co-Robotic Scientific Exploration

Employing teams of robots and scientists to work together to better understand Earth’s oceans.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

WARPLab

Jun 2018 – Present Woods Hole, MA
Developing autonomous exploration algorithms for robot teams operating in the Benthic zone and assisting deploying these algorithms onto WHOI’s world-class deep sea exploration vehicles (e.g. Sentry).
 
 
 
 
 

Software Team Lead

aUToronto

Jun 2017 – May 2018 Toronto, Canada
Led a subteam of 12 graduate and undergraduate students working to develop the system software architecture, sensor drivers, vehicle control interface, and software services for an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt.
 
 
 
 
 

Software Engineering Intern

Zebra Technologies Inc.

May 2016 – Aug 2017 Mississauga, Canada
Developed C++14 applications and libraries to support new product designs and improvements on the Engineering Product Innovation team.
 
 
 
 
 

Android Developer

Wattpad Inc.

May 2015 – Aug 2015 Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Android QA Developer

Wattpad Inc.

May 2014 – Aug 2014 Toronto, Canada